Story of two young men who discover suddenly that they have a mother they never knew existed. It is a search for lost love, lost opportunities, lost bonds and a lost family that they need to get in touch with. A past they never knew existed
first novel is about Venkatesh, a bank manager with a money hungry wife and 2
children. He stumbles upon someone who looks
like him when he is posted in Hubli. He
sets out to find out who this person is and soon discovers that he is his
brother and his father had married earlier and left a wife and a son
behind. He is horrified to find that
they were left to fend for themselves without any fault of their own. He wants to make amends for his father’s and
grandmother’s wrong doing. The story reveals
the struggles he has within his own family.
His wife and son are very ambitious and his daughter who is more
attached to him, understands him and his motives in helping out this other
second story is about Mukesh who is from a wealthy family but comes to know
through an accident that he has been adopted.
From there starts his journey to get in touch with his biological
mother. The journey takes him to
different places and different families.
It is quite dramatic and a bit like a little Bollywood movie. However, at the end, when he gets to see his
biological mother, he is not sure if he is happy to find her at all. He now feels a deeper obligation towards the
mother who raised him and did not let him know even once that he is not her
stories are gripping and emotionally enthralling. It shows the myriad faces of people and their relationships, emotional tugs,
confusions and struggles.
language is simple and easy and the plot deep like the other books of Sudha Murty. However, there are some dramatic situations
that could have been avoided.
a good read. I would rate it 4/5.
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